Resonant Column Software Overview 03 October 2017 Watch a demonstration of the GDS' Resonant Column Apparatus software. The video completes a three part compilation of the Resonant Column, including a system overview and details of the apparatuses torsional excitation mechanism. Read more Watch here 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering 03 October 2017 GDS Instruments exhibited at the 19th ICSMGE conference in Seoul last month. The conference attracted 1,952 participants from 82 countries. Read more GDS was supported on their stand by numerous agents from within the region. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the organisers for a great event and to everyone who visited our stand. For more information about the conference click here. GDS have supplied apparatus to over 75% of the world’s top 50 Universities 21 August 2017 GDS have supplied equipment to over 75% of the world’s top 50 Universities who specialise in Civil & Structural Engineering, according to the “QS World University Ranking 2017” report. Having worked with so many of the leading universities around the world, GDS has become synonymous with highly accurate advanced testing apparatus. Read more Read the full article here. Riga Technical University Back Pressured Shearbox Case Study 06 July 2017 Peteris Skels and Kaspars Bondars from Riga Technical University set out to examine slope stability and landslide triggering mechanisms in colluvial soil in deep river valley slopes. Most of the landslides in Latvia evolve in deep river valleys after heavy consecutive rainfall in Autumn or rapid snowmelt in Spring (Latvian Geological Survey, 2003). Read more Click here to read the full case study. GEOLABS Laboratory Expands with GDS Apparatus 01 June 2017 Geolabs Limited have recently implemented their laboratory expansion which has included the next phase of their advanced testing capabilities, with more Anisotropic CAU/CAD triaxial equipment featuring local strain and shear wave velocity measurements as well as Resonant Column (GDSRCA), Direct and Simple Shear (EMDCSS) and Continuous Rate of Strain Consolidation (CRS) test facilities. Read more This recent expansion reinforces Geolabs commitment to continuously evolving and innovating to ensure that they provide the widest range of soil and rock testing resources to all their clients in both the commercial and research sectors at their Birmingham and Watford UKAS accredited laboratories. Read the full article here. Commercial Laboratory Opens in Dubai with GDS Apparatus 30 May 2017 Having worked as a specialist in geotechnical engineering for more than 40 years. Hardev Sidhu the former Managing Director of SGC (Surrey Geotechnical Consultants) identified a demand for a specialist geotechnical testing services company within Dubai. After a year of planning and preparation, Hardev and his team opened the doors of Geotechnical Testing Consultants (GTC), an advanced geotechnical testing and consulting laboratory. Read more GTC specialise in using cutting-edge computer controlled automated testing apparatus, with the ability to perform advanced testing techniques such as small strain measurement, bender elements and resonant column testing. Read the full article here.